Florida Keys & Key West Coronavirus Info & Updates

For the latest Coronavirus Information please go to:

monroecounty-fl.gov

Get reliable information from trusted resources:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Florida Department of Health
Monroe County Emergency Management

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Want to talk to someone:
Florida Department of Health Call Center, 866-779-6121 (24 Hours)
Monroe County Information Hotline: 800-955-5504 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Key West Information Hotline/Key West Related Questions Only: 305-809-1101 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
To Report Crowds, Non-Compliant Use of Facial Coverings, Essential Businesses: Please Call Code Compliance in your area first
Key West Code Compliance: 305-809-3740
Marathon Code Compliance:305-289-5024
Key Colony Beach Code Compliance: 305-289-1212 ext. 3
Islamorada Code Compliance: 305-664-6435.
Layton Code Compliance: 305-664-4667
County Code Compliance
Lower Keys: 305-295-4343
Middle Keys: 305-289-2810
Upper Keys: 305-453-8806

Law enforcement can be contacted if code compliance is not available or after hours:
Key West Police Dept: 305-809-1000
Monroe County Non-Emergency Line: 305-292-7000

Frequently Asked Questions for Florida Keys Travelers

What is coronavirus (COVID-19)?

CDC logoOn February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease.

There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. (source: CDC.gov)

Who is most affected by COVID-19?

The elderly (over age 65) and those with compromised immune systems or underlying health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, lung disease such as COPD, or obesity are at the greatest risk for serious effects from COVID-19.

How can I best protect myself and my family?

stop the spreadWhile there’s not yet a vaccine for COVID-19, the best prevention and treatments are methods that have been practiced for years when dealing with flu and respiratory illnesses. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.

Health officials remind people that preventive actions to help impede the spread of respiratory diseases include:

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Stay home and avoid contact with persons in poor health
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
• Cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue
• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing the nose, coughing or sneezing
• If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol; always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

The Florida Department of Health website has step-by-step guidance.

 

It is also recommended that individuals avoid any contact with other individuals in, closed-in or poorly ventilated settings with little air circulation if you are:

• A contact to a known or suspected case of COVID-19
• Over the age of 65 with underlying health conditions
• Immune compromised
• Are ill
• Have been exposed to someone with a respiratory illness in the last 14 days
• Have chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or lung disease
• Have traveled internationally within the last 14 days, especially to destinations under a level 3 travel advisory
• Have traveled to or from a geographic area with widespread community transmission of COVID-19

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